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news • 4 October 2022

Escape Studios 2022 Rookies rankings

Escape Studios has been recognised as one of the leading institutions in the world to learn game design and development, according to the 2022 Rookies Rankings. 

The 2022 Rookies Rankings place Escape Studios first in the UK and ninth in the world for Game Design & Development. Its Game Art courses are designed to teach the latest workflows and industry practices, while industry mentored group projects prepare students for working in teams with the latest software such as Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance. The Rookies Rankings also place Escape Studios:  

  • Second in the UK and 38th globally within the overall Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainment Schools and Colleges

  • Second in the UK and 10th globally for Visual Effects and Animation within a production environment  

The Rookies has been ranking creative media and entertainment schools since 2009 with the goal of helping aspiring artists find trusted schools to help them forge successful careers in creative fields. Compiled by highly influential and respected industry experts, this year’s Rankings are based on over 4,500 portfolios from students that attended over 500 schools and colleges around the world.  

Dr Ian Palmer, VP of Escape Studios said: “We’re delighted to see that our courses continue to gain global recognition with influential organisations such as the Rookies. We work closely with industry to ensure that our students are learning the skills needed by studios now and in the future, and the success of our Escapees is testament to our inclusive atmosphere on campus, the hard work of our students and the dedication of our tutors.”  

Escape Studios is the one of the UK's premiere VFX, Animation and Games Art training and teaching institutions, which has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent. Their world-class industry partners include Industrial Light & Magic, PlayStation London Studio, Framestore, The Mill, DNEG, Milk, Creative Assembly, Cinesite, Blue Zoo and MPC, while a close partnership with Epic Games means students are taught at the UK’s first Unreal Authorized Training Center in the UK.